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With a catalog as peerless as JAMC’s, Jim and William Reid have never needed to reinvent the wheel. Damage and Joy, their first album since 1998’s Munki, revels in the simple pleasures that the band always has: girls, vices, and fuzz-toned rock ’n’ roll. Laidback duets with Isobel Campbell ("Song for a Secret") and Sky Ferreira ("Black and Blues") are buffeted by glorious walls of sound, while reworked tracks like "All Things Pass” or “The Two of Us” are hard-partying rave-ups that would sit seamlessly amongst their groundbreaking noise-pop classics.

Customer Reviews

very cool

always sad feels like an instant classic

Jesus and Mary Chain

Great record!

Weeping with joy

I'm in love. Full of songs that rip out your heart while melting off your face...sneering guitars and a wall of sound that's laid over love and hate, and arrangements that knocked off my socks. Reminded once again why I've loved these guys since they put the hook in me 30 years ago. I simply love this album.


Formed: 1984 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the Scottish group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback that served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Dinosaur Jr. Though the supporting players drifted in and out of focus, the heart of the Mary Chain remained vocalists and guitarists William...
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